Jonathan Cors

Turfgrass Science team at the 2022 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting

The Turfgrass Science team from the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting held on November 6-9, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. 

Below is a listing of the abstracts from the meeting:

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 22:38

How does someone genetically modify a turfgrass plant?

By Jonathan Cors

Practically everyone knows about genetically modified plants and other genetically modified organisms (GMOs). I have found that it can be quite fun to talk with others, explaining the pros and cons of this technology. However, what I’ve found is that while everyone knows that genetically modified plants exist, few people know about how one is made. As a graduate student, I’ve spent a lot of time fine tuning and developing methods for genetically modifying turfgrasses. When I first started, I didn’t fully comprehend how someone makes a genetically modified plant, and very quickly learned that it was much more difficult than I had imagined.

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 15:46

The potential of engineered genetic incompatibility technology for turfgrass

By Jonathan Cors

Several years ago a previous member of our lab, Garett Heineck, wrote an article explaining Round-up Ready Kentucky bluegrass, which was the first release of a turfgrass that was genetically modified to have glyphosate herbicide resistance. The article does a great job explaining genetically modified turfgrass, as well as its uses, issues, and why it’s largely not currently sold.

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 09:04


Attention: for media inquiries, please contact Dr. Jon Trappe <[email protected]>, UMN Turfgrass Extension Educator. 

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:18